I’m kicking off a relatively quiet spring schedule tonight (April 11) with an event at my home church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Cleveland Tennessee. The event, food, and childcare are all free, so join us! Starts at 6 p.m. There’s a covered dish BBQ. (More Info)
Then, next week, April 21-22, I’m headed to Wichita, Kansas and College Hill United Methodist Church for their Richard D. Greene Memorial Lecture Series. I’ll speak on “Keep the Church Weird” on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m., then on “Keep the Bible Weird” on Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (In that last session, I’ll be reading from my un-finished, un-published new book!) Both days will include a Q&A and lots of hangout/book signing time. Cost is $20 for each session, or $50 for all 3, but be sure to ask about scholarships/discounts. (More Info)
May 1-3, I’ll be speaking at the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Bishop’s Conference for Lay Professionals, Clergy, and Spouses in Orkney Springs, Virginia. (More Info)
This is followed by a really wonderful writer’s workshop put on by Writing for Your Life and hosted by Western Theological Seminary and Hope College in Holland, Michigan, May 16-17. This event provides lots of one-on-one time with its speakers and representatives from the Christian publishing industry. Headline speakers include myself and Barbara Brown Taylor. (!!) You’ll also hear from Isaac Anderson (author), Sarah Arthur (author), Dwight Baker (Baker Publishing Group), Rachelle Gardner (literary agent), Brian Keepers (pastor), Ami McConnell (publishing industry veteran), Elizabeth Palmer (Christian Century), Patricia Raybon (author), Jana Riess (author), Stephanie Smith (Zondervan), and Marijke Strong (pastor). For writers who hope to work in the Christian publishing industry, I really can’t recommend this event enough. (More Info) Note: There’s a similar event in Nashville, July 18-19, featuring myself, Barbara Brown Taylor, Jeff Chu, Margot Starbuck, and a bunch of other cool people, so check that out if it’s closer for you.
Finally, on June 3, I’ll be in Little Rock Arkansas at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. (More info.)
You can see the rest of my 2017 schedule here. Hope we get the chance to chat in person!
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